September 25, 2013 |
The 14th Latin Grammy nominations were announced Wednesday at the Avalon in Hollywood, with Natalie Cole, Draco Rosa and Alejandro Sanz among the nominees. The ceremony highlighting the best music recorded in Spanish or Portuguese will take place Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Below is a complete list of the 2013 nominations as provided by the Latin Recording Academy. Record of the Year "Tanto" - Pablo Alborán "Vivir Mi Vida" - Marc Anthony "La Nave Del Olvido" - Buika "Lo Mejor Que Hay En Mi Vida" - Andrés Cepeda "Bachata Rosa" - Natalie Cole Duet With Juan Luis Guerra "Desde Lejos" - Santiago Cruz "Más Y Más" - Draco Rosa Featuring Ricky Martin "Mi Marciana" - Alejandro Sanz "Um Abraçaço" - Caetano Veloso "Volví A Nacer" - Carlos Vives Album of the Year "Tanto" - Pablo Alborán "Presente" - Bajofondo "Papitwo" - Miguel Bosé "Lo Mejor Que Hay En Mi Vida" - Andrés Cepeda "En Español" - Natalie Cole "Escultura" - Guaco "Versiones" - Gian Marco "Vida" - Draco Rosa "La Música No Se Toca" - Alejandro Sanz "Corazón Profundo" - Carlos Vives Song of the Year "Esse Cara Sou Eu" - Roberto Carlos, songwriter (Roberto Carlos)
September 24, 2013 |
In this super-concentrated “Dancing With the Stars” format, this jam-packed parade of fringe and sparkles, paddles, the Troupe, a glimpse of the Harold Wheeler band and the dreaded elimination can seem like quite the bedazzled swirl. But on Monday night, Season 17 sent its first star out of the glitterverse, a casualty of having the lowest combined total of judges' scores and viewer votes. Turns out the latest entrant into the Losers' Club were Keyshawn Johnson and Sharna Burgess.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2013 |
Susan Cashion, a former Stanford University dance director and a key figure in the development of the Mexican folkloric dance movement in California, died Aug. 29 after being struck by a commuter train in Palo Alto. She was 70. The Santa Clara County medical examiner's office ruled her death a suicide. The Pasadena native spent more than three decades teaching Mexican, Latin American and modern dance at Stanford and founded or helped found a string of folkloric companies in the Bay Area that inspired similar organizations up and down the state.
August 21, 2013 |
The United States' take-no-prisoners (or, perhaps more aptly, take-too-many-prisoners) approach to drug control has few fans in Latin America, long the most violent battleground in the U.S. war on drugs. Uruguay, the smallest country in the region, has been the first, however, to openly rebel. It is expected soon to be the only nation to legalize the cultivation, sale and use of marijuana on a national scale. President Obama has said on several occasions that "legalization is not the answer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2013 |
Monterey Park officials are reliving a decades-old racial controversy as they revise a law regulating the use of English on signs. As part of a general revision of old codes, the City Council changed a law that required some English on storefront signs because of fears that the language in the measure was unconstitutional. A proposed amendment, to be considered this week, requires the use of "modern Latin" letters on storefront signs. It's actually a looser requirement than the old law, which called for English words, not just letters.
July 31, 2013 |
Lax U.S. gun regulations are enabling the international trafficking of high-powered weapons and fueling the spread of gun violence in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Council on Foreign Relations argues in a report urging President Obama to take action on initiatives that have foundered in Congress. More than 70% of the 99,000 weapons recovered by Mexican law enforcement since 2007 were traced to U.S. manufacturers and importers, the council report said, citing data from the eTrace program of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.